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Graduation with Distinction
Each department within the Pratt School of Engineering offers students the opportunity to Graduate with Departmental Distinction.
This is essentially a senior thesis project, requiring research conducted through an independent study project, and a written and oral presentation, although specific departmental requirements for the written and oral presentation will vary.
This program is an opportunity for students to conduct independent research under the guidance of supportive faculty members who are leaders in their field. Confirmation of Graduation with Departmental Distinction is awarded by vote of the appropriate engineering department.
To be considered for Graduation with Departmental Distinction, an engineering student must:
- Have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and
- Successfully complete a significant Independent Study project in his or her senior year
Departmental requirements for an oral presentation and written report vary. However, the results of the research project must be summarized in a formal written report and defended in an oral presentation before a committee of faculty members.
- More about independent study and research fellowship opportunities »
- For more information, contact your academic department's director of undergraduate study »